Interview with Somi Ekhasomhi, author of Hidden Currents
My new book Hidden Currents, is a romance novel set in Lagos, Nigeria. It is about Ada, a fiercely independent and hardworking photographer, and Eddie, who is rich, fun loving, and different from her in every way.
The book is a sweet story of how they fall in love, despite all the impediments of first impressions, past issues, personality quirks, and class differences, all within the bustling city of Lagos.
What genre is it?
Hidden Currents is a romance novel, it is also contemporary African fiction. It is part of the Lagos Romance Series, the first book of the series, Always Yours, was published earlier.
As mentioned previously, Always Yours is the first book in the series, and should be read before Hidden Currents.
What kind of readers will the Lagos Romance series appeal to?
It will appeal to all lovers of romance, happy endings, good stories, and well rounded characters. It was written to be savored and enjoyed.
Complete this sentence for us: if you like _________________, you’ll love the Lagos Romance series.
How would you like the reader to feel as they read the last word of your book?
What else have you written?
I have another book which is not a romance, it’s called Jungle Justice and is a short story about violence in Nigeria.
Tell us a little more about yourself and your background.
I am a writer, Architect, student, and book lover. I was born in Benin City, in Nigeria, and I have been reading since before I can remember. I currently live in Lagos, where I work and write.
There must be something in the water over there; you’re the second Nigerian architect we’ve interviewed. Have you got a website where we can keep up with your work?
Yes, My website is at www.lagosromanceseries.com. there, you can read excerpts of my work.
How can we follow you on social media?
I’m planning to write a whole series of romances set in Lagos. After that I plan to spread out to other genres, and spend a lot more time writing.